Pastor Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University in 1983, his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1988, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994. He has pastored for over 30 years, mainly in Georgia, his home state. Lindsey, his high school sweetheart, and Joe celebrated 45 years of marriage this past June. The Allens have two married children, who both serve in vocational Christian ministry, and three grandchildren. Joes serves as the Chaplain at DTS and during his down time enjoys playing with the grandkids and watching University of Georgia football.